Towards synergies between local repairers, citizens, designers, and public actors: The REVALUE project
Global and Cleaner Production and sustainable consumption Conference, Sitgès
The on-going race towards innovation and growth, continuously sustained by new products, has shaped a “throwaway era” overwhelmed by waste. The European economy is surprisingly wasteful in its model of value creation and sustains a take-make-dispose system. To face with this challenge, the European Waste Framework Directive suggests a hierarchy for waste treatment based on the 3R: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. This paper aims to present the REVALUE research program. REVALUE contributes to the Reduce and Reuse objective as it proposes local and adaptive strategies articulated around repair workshops. It is based on the assumption that improving collaboration between producers, citizens, repair workshops and public actors enables the emergence of eco-innovative waste management at a local scale supported by adapted business models.